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Building Code Australia - Fabrics & Fire

Fabric flame retardancy requirements under the Building Code Australia (BCA)
Two Australian Standards relating to fabric fire retardancy are AS1530.2 and AS1530.3
TEST DESCRIPTIONS:
Main Indices from AS1350.3:
• Ignitability Index 0(best)-20(worst)
Explanation: Only given if fabric ignites.
• Spread of Flame 0 -10
Explanation: Did ignite but went out.
• Heat Evolved Index 0 -10
Explanation: Heat given off.
• Smoke Developed Index 0 -10
Explanation: Amount of smoke released.
 
REQUIREMENTS UNDER BCA
General Requirements:
Spread of Flame Index: 9
Smoke Developed Index: 8
(Page C45 of SCA)
As it applies to Uniline fabrics:
When the AS1530.3 test is the only test called for (where the B.C.A. is the relevant code), all Uniline fabrics comply to the basic requirements. There are no specific requirements for domestic applications. When the AS1530.2 test is required (when it's called for under the various local codes) Atherton, Uniscreen, 5th Avenue and Uniview fabrics are recommended. 
 
Validity of test results:
1. The test should be an official copy from the AWTA.
2. The test method quoted on the AS1530.3 report should be the 1989 version. For the AS1530.2 it should be the 1993 version.